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    Habitat Report

    Habitat Report


    In this 4 week lesson students learn about different habitats and then use the pages app and keynote app to create a report and presentation on the habitat learned about.


    In this lesson students will each research a specific habitat and report back on what they learned about that habitat. they will use the pages app and keynote app.This lesson will be spread out over the course of four weeks.

    Background for Teachers

    To teach this lesson you will need a basic understanding of habitats ( grasslands, deserts, forest, and aquatic habitat). Review videos.


    Step 1 - Goals and Outcomes


      Learning Intentions:

      • Students will understand what a habitat is and more about the habitat they researched.

      Success Criteria:

      • Students will be able to communicate the pattern of living things in the habitat they researched, including the temperature of the habitat they researched and plants and animls found there.

      Living things (plants and animals, including humans) need water, air, and resources from the land to survive and live in habitats that provide these necessities. The physical characteristics of plants and animals reflect the habitat in which they live. Animals also have modified behaviors that help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Humans sometimes mimic plant and animal adaptations to survive in their environment.

      Standard 2.2.1
      Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about patterns of living things (plants and animals, including humans) in different habitats. Emphasize the diversity of living things in land and water habitats. Examples of patterns in habitats could include descriptions of temperature or precipitation and the types of plants and animals found in land habitats. (LS2.C, LS4.C, LS4.D)

      Step 2 - Planning Instruction

      Students will need access to both the pages app and Keynote app.

      Student Background Knowledge

      • Prior to this lesson, students will need to have some prior knowledge of where different animals live.

      Strategies for Diverse Learners

      Start out this lesson by activating students background knowledge on animals and the different habitats they live in. You can also personalize this lesson by allowing each students to choose a habitiat they are interested in.


      Step 3 - Instruction



      Week 1- During week one you will introduce students to the different habitats. Watch videos.

      Week 2- Have students choose the habitat that they are most interested in and allow them to work in groups to research their habitat more through utah's online library.

      Week 3-  Students will spend time this week working in groups to create a report in the pages app. and a keynote presentation.

      Week 4-Let students present their keynote creations.

      Attached are videos from emedia on the different habitats. Students will also need the pages and keynote apps on the iPad to complete thier assignments.

      I have also attached an example presentation to give you an idea of what student will be creating.


      Step 4 - Assessments


      Pre-assessment- At the begining of the first week ask the class the following questions to assess what they already know.

      •  What is a habitat?
      • What plants and animals live in the grasslands?
      • What plants and animals live in the forest?
      • What plants and animals live in the Desert?

      At the end of the four weeks students will turn in their report made in the pages app to show what they learned about thier habitat. They will also present their keynote presentation to the class. Rubric is attached for the keynote presentation.